Thursday, September 2, 2021
Mason & Saint-Amans: Has Cross-Border Arbitrage Met Its Match?
Ruth Mason (Virginia; Google Scholar) & Pascal Saint-Amans (OECD), Has Cross-Border Arbitrage Met Its Match?, 41 Va. Tax Rev. 1 (2021):
In this essay, we review David Rosenbloom’s criticisms of both the concept of international tax arbitrage and regulatory responses meant to reduce such arbitrage. With the help of two decades of scholarly responses to Rosenbloom’s arguments, we conclude that although Rosenbloom’s objections to curbing arbitrage have merit, they are not so fundamental that they should stand in the way of reforms.
Finally, we explore recent international cooperative efforts — pursued under the auspices of the OECD/G20 BEPS Project — to curb international tax arbitrage.
This article is a reprint of a chapter from the festschrift for David Rosenbloom entitled Thinker, Teacher, Traveler: Reimagining International Taxation. The festschrift was published by the IBFD and is available on their website.